Renault Sport has run almost four seconds out of the Honda Civic Type Rs Nurburgring record with a 7min 40.1sec lap
If you want to announce a brand new model, while also confirming a new Nurburgring round record is a very flashy way to do it.
That's exactly what Renault has just done with its new Megane RS Trophy R, which is now Nurburgring's fastest ever production car. Although many Nordschleife spots were given over the past few months, it does not come as a big surprise.
The ultra-focused version of the standard Megane RS300 Trophy took 7min and 40.1 seconds to lap the green hell compared to 7min 43.8 for the previous record holder. The Honda Civic Type R. Renault has also sent Trophy R's time to The Full 20.832km game in Nordschleife (07:40 was like the most publicly released ringtimes, recorded over 20.6 km), which were 07: 45.38. Laurent Hurgon, who has clock FWD & Ring 39 for Renault Sport in the past, was behind the wheel of the effort this time too.
It is worth pointing out that track improvements since Honda's race with the Civic have made Nordschleife a little faster. Also, unlike Type R, Trophy-R is a limited special offer. Then Honda Type R sent out on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s, which you cannot have mounted on the car from the factory. Like many Nurburgring records, it is one that will generate lots of debate.
As far as Trophy-R itself is concerned, Renault has not revealed a large amount about the new & # 39; Ring machine from now on. For now, the French manufacturer has revealed that it has been on a broken diet and lost a huge 130 kg and that it has had few aero-tweaks.
Engineers have treated the car to "a more radical development of its drive shafts", and although we thought Renault might have mounted some tacky half-clips, Trophy-R found the same Bridgestone Potenza S007 & # 39; is like the 300 Trophy.
Expect a correct debut for the car in a couple of weeks. Before that, the Trophy-R will be seen around Monaco "on the edge of the Formula 1 Grand Prix" with Renault F1 pilots Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hülkenberg, who change driving power.